The Sri Lanka Ports Authority has employed women as gantry crane operators in a first for a South Asian country. Madhu Harshini 30, works in Sri Lanka’s Colombo Port. Gantry cranes are at the heart of efficient port operations and it is a highly skilled and demanding job. Efficient gantry crane operators are globally sought after and many Sri Lankan gantry operators work in Middle Eastern ports. Sri Lanka’s first woman gantry operator Harshini, starts work on a container lifting crane at the Colombo port.
(Daily News - 10032017)